Strictly Come Dancing's semi-final carnage
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 December 2010
Strictly Come Dancing's contestants are expecting ''carnage'' at the BBC One show's semi-finals as they take to the floor for a ''swing-a-thon'' dance-off
'Strictly Come Dancing' contestants are expecting "carnage" at the show's semi-finals.
The remaining stars - Pamela Stephenson, Matt Baker, Scott Maslen, Kara Tointon and Gavin Henson - fear tonight's (10.12.10) "swing-a-thon" will see them crash and fall into each other as they try desperately to pull off their complicated dance routines.
In the first of three semi-final shows, the remaining contestants will collectively squeeze onto the floor with their partners for a dance-off in the hope of scoring full marks from head judge Len Goodman.
With little room for manoeuvre, even rehearsals have been dramatic with 'EastEnders' hunk Scott Maslen rugby tackling professional dancer James Jordan as he tried to practice his moves with partner Pamela Stephenson.
Pamela explained: "It's a male territorial battle. It's gonna be mayhem."
Scott added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's an accident waiting to happen. Carnage. Sabotage. But fun."
However, 28-year-old rugby ace Gavin Henson believes his age will give him the chance to shine on the dance floor, and impress the public enough to vote him through to next week's final of the BBC One show.
He said: "I'm the youngest man on the floor so that gives me an advantage. It's time for people to take me seriously as a dancer."
Two acts will be booted off 'Strictly' this week, leaving just three couples to battle it out in the final.